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The sum of two numbers that differ by one is x. In terms of x, what is the value of the lesser of the two numbers?
a. x+1/2
b. x/2
c. x1/2
d. x/2 1
e. 2x+1/2
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Stephen

smaller number n
larger number n+1
n + n+1 = x
2n = x1
n = (x1)/2
none of your given answers are correct, unless you meant to type c) as (x1)/2posted by Reiny

n+(n+1)=x
2n+1=x
2n=x1
n is the lesser of two numbersposted by Mgraph
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